Dr. Barbara Banz Wins Award at 1st Annual Yale University Post-Doc Research Symposium
Barbara Banz, PhD, the Department of Emergency Medicine’s (DEM) DrivSim Lab Post-Doctoral Associate, was awarded “Outstanding Oral Presentation” for her presentation at the First Annual Yale University Postdoc Symposium held on Friday, June 8th.
For Many Strokes, There’s an Effective Treatment. Why Aren’t Some Doctors Offering It?
Dr. Christopher Lewandowski, principal investigator of a clinical trial that found an effective treatment for stroke. Two decades later, he still finds himself explaining the data to doubters in the medical community.
One in three young adults has ridden with an impaired driver
One-third of young adults aged 19 and 20 report riding in a motor vehicle with an impaired driver at the wheel at least once in the past year, according to a new study co-authored by Yale researcher Federico Vaca, M.D., M.P.H, and his colleagues at the National Institutes of Health, and led by Colorado State University investigators.
Ngaruiya brings focus on health disparities from Kenya to Nebraska to Yale
Christine Ngaruiya, M.D., MSc, DTM&H (center), with other Yale recipients of Hecht-Albert Pilot Innovation Award for Junior Faculty. Ngaruiya received the award for her work assessing the burden of non-communicable diseases and lifestyle risk factors among patients at the Kenyan Casualty (Emergency) Department.
ED-Initiated Buprenorphine Outperforms Referral or SBIRT for ED Patients With Opioid Addiction
Drs. Gail D’Onofrio, David Fiellin, and colleagues at the Yale School of Medicine and School of Public Health screened 71,000 patients who presented for emergency care at a large urban hospital. Of 329 who met the researchers’ study criteria and were found to be addicted to opioids, one-third (34 percent) came to the ED seeking treatment for their opioid addiction, and another 8.8 percent were experiencing opioid overdoses.
Dr. Federico Vaca appointed to National Academy of Sciences Transportation Research Board
Emergency Medicine’s Dr. Federico Vaca has been appointed to the Committee on Operator Education and Regulation, a multidisciplinary committee that is part of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies.
Yale researchers to undertake firearms research in collaboration with University of New Haven
Yale Emergency Medicine’s Drs. Lori Post, Ludvikas Jagminas, and David Cone have teamed up with Dr. Daniel Mabrey, Assistant Dean at the University of New Haven's Henry C. Lee College of Criminal Justice and Forensic Sciences and his team to create the first statewide firearm violence, death, and injury surveillance system.
Drunk driving prevention a shared responsibility: The 2013 Conference on the Prevention of Alcohol Impaired Driving
The 2013 Southern Connecticut Conference on the Prevention of Alcohol-Impaired Driving: the Crossroads of Technology and Practice emphasized the necessity of integrating and increasing alcohol-impaired driving prevention efforts. Echoed by several speakers was the importance of collaboration between law enforcement, educators, and community organizations to address the problem before it starts and more effectively when it does occur.
Yale conference to explore potential of technology to stop drunk driving
The Yale Department of Emergency Medicine’s Center for Injury Prevention and Control Research is hosting the 2013 Southern CT Conference on the Prevention of Alcohol Impaired Driving: the Crossroads of Technology and Practice this Thursday, March 28th from 8-3:30.
As St. Patrick's Day Parade approaches, safety should remain a priority
New Haven is home to one of the biggest St. Patrick's Day parades in the country. As excitement grows, the safety of parade-goers remains an important consideration. According to injury prevention researcher, Dr. Federico Vaca, festivities like the St. Patrick’s Day Parade represent a key time to be vigilant about drinking and driving. Families and others out on the roads, attending events, or just enjoying the community are at risk of being affected by someone who drives under the influence.
Preliminary Estimates: Motor Vehicle Deaths Projected to Dip Below 40,000 for First Time Since 2015
Preliminary estimates from the National Safety Council indicate the four-year upward trend in motor vehicle deaths that began in 2015 is ebbing, with the number of fatalities in the first six months of 2019 dropping 3% compared to the same six-month period in 2018. An estimated 18,580 people died on U.S. roadways between January and June of this year, compared to the Council’s revised estimate of 19,060 during the same period last year. An additional 2.1 million people are estimated to have sustained serious crash-related injuries during the first six months of 2018 – a 1% drop from 2018 six-month projections.
Dr. Barbara Banz and DrivSim Lab Faculty Present Research at 42nd Annual RSA Scientific Meeting
Abstracts Published in the journal Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, Volume 43, Issue S1; June 2019 Pages: 54A (Abstract 110); 135A (Abstract 433 and 434); 195A (Abstract 675) Abstract 110: RELATING RECENT BINGE-DRINKING AND FREQUENT DRINKING SYMPTOMS TO NEURAL RESPONSES OF SECONDARY TASK ENGAGEMENT IN DRIVING SIMULATION IN A YOUNG ADULT POPULATION Conclusions: These data show significant relationships for recent binge drinking and frequent drinking symptoms with attentional processing which may translate to limitations in performing secondary task engagement during driving simulation. Our brain-based data offer insight into a contextual setting where attentional faculties are critical for safety. These data hold important implications for distracted driving and crash risks among sober young drivers with a history of heavy drinking.